China's top industry body has announced a solution to the problem of gambling addiction among young people, Reuters reports.
The committee of the gaming industry group of China released a report according to which more than 75 percent of all players under the age of 18 began to comply with previously established rules prohibiting all underage residents of the country from playing video games for more than three hours each week.
In August, only 46 percent of the country's population from this group followed the restriction.
The current weekly gaming limit in China was set in August last year as the latest in a series of tightening measures introduced by the country's authorities to combat addiction to video games.
In the state media, they are compared to "virtual opium".
The ban implies a restriction on video games for young people under the age of 18 for one hour a day - and only on Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Enforcement of these rules is entrusted to gaming companies, which must monitor the online activity of children using identification by real name and information from the police database.